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This standard defines a resilient packet ring access protocol for use in local, metropolitan, and wide area networks, along with appropriate physical layer specifications for transfer of data packets at rates scalable to multiple gigabits per second.


The standard defines a very high-speed network protocol that is optimized for packet transmission in resilient ring topologies needing service quality differentiation, efficient use of bandwidth, fair use of bandwidth, ease of use, and robustness.


Revision Standard - Inactive-Withdrawn. This standard defines the medium access control characteristics, physical layer interface methods and layer management parameters for the resilient packet ring (RPR) access method for ring topologies. A set of protocols for detecting and initializing the shared ring configuration, recovering from failures, and regulating fair access to the shared medium are also described. Specifications are provided for interface to a number of physical layers, supporting data rates up to 10 Gb/s. System considerations and management information base (MIB) specifications are also provided in this standard.

Document History

  1. IEEE 802.17-2011


    IEEE Standard for Information technology--Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and metropolitan area networks--Specific requirements Part 17: Resilient packet ring (RPR) access method and physical layer specifications

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  2. IEEE 802.17-2004

    IEEE Standard for Information Technology - Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems - Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Specific Requirements - Part 17: Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications

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